Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sultan Kosen - The World's Tallest Man at 8'1"

Turkish Sultan Kosen has been officially recognized as the world's tallest man by Guinness World Records, after measuring in at 8ft 1in (2.47 meter).

Kosen, 26, also holds the record for the largest hands (10.8in) and biggest feet (14.3in).

As a child, the world's tallest man was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor that caused his body to grow uncontrollably, leaving him with difficulty walking, not to mention fitting in.

Although the previous record holder, Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk, reportedly measured 8 feet 5.5 inches (2.57 meters), Guinness said he was stripped of his title when he declined to let anyone confirm his height. For more info.

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Anonymous said...

What about Robert Wadlow? He was 8'11''